April 21, 2024

Japan proposes 10000 fan limit at Olympic events

Japan proposes 10000 fan limit at Olympic events

Japan is set to allow up to 10,000 spectators to attend sporting events when the existing state-of-emergency measures come to an end, raising the prospect of fans featuring at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tokyo and some other parts of Japan remain under a state of emergency imposed in late April.

The Japanese Government is due to decide this week whether to lift it, as planned, on Sunday (June 20).

Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s Economy Minister and the elected official in charge of the country’s COVID-19 response, announced plans for a change in the cap in attendances at sporting events.